Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba follows Trae Young in declaring for the NBA Draft
The big man is leaving Austin and figures to be a top-10 pick
The Big 12's two best freshmen have declared their college careers kaput within hours of each other. Texas freshman center Mohamed Bamba announced Tuesday that he will declare for the upcoming NBA Draft and not return to school.
The 6-foot-11 swat machine led the big 12 in blocked shots, rebounds and double-doubles this season. Bamba provided a once sentence statement for Texas' press release.
"After an incredibly rewarding year at The University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA Draft," he said.
Bamba played in all 30 of Texas' games, notching a double-double in half of them. He averaged 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. He shot 60.3 percent from 2-point range. Bamba's length and defensive prowess have him in the conversation to be a top-five pick. He's considered a lock to go in the top 10 at this point.
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